Opinion

EDITORIAL: Telemedicine trivializes visit to doctor through texts

EDITORIAL: Telemedicine trivializes visit to doctor through texts

What would you share with your doctor? People are sending photos of rashes on a diverse array of body parts to their doctors for advice or a diagnosis in a new practice known as “telemedicine,” The Guardian reported. The American Academy of Dermatology requires secure networks, high-quality imaging and for doctors to have worked with patients before telemedicine can be […]

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OP-ED: BU Hillel community is all-inclusive

OP-ED: BU Hillel community is all-inclusive

Op-Eds do not reflect the editorial opinion of The Daily Free Press. They are solely the opinion of the author. My latest YouTube obsession is something called “Bad Lip Reading.” In “Bad Lip Reading,” new dialogue is dubbed over scenes from movies like “The Avengers” and “Twilight.” Instead of Kristen Stewart telling Robert Pattinson she’s freaked out that he’s a vampire or Mark […]

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EDITORIAL: LGBT publications’ straight white covers direly need diversity

EDITORIAL: LGBT publications’ straight white covers direly need diversity

It seems straight white men have taken over the LGBT realm too. In the past five years, they made up 40 percent of LGBT magazine covers (Out, The Advocate and Attitude), while white LGBT people made up 35 percent, LGBT people of color made up 9 percent and transgender or nonbinary people made up 2 percent, according to a study […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Response to 2015’s “Open Letter: How BU fails sexual assault victims”

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Response to 2015’s “Open Letter: How BU fails sexual assault victims”

Letters to the Editor do not reflect the editorial opinion of The Daily Free Press. They are solely the opinion of the author. To the prospective Class of 2020 (and their parents): It’s that time of year again. As Commonwealth Avenue pulses with freshly warmed spring air, prospective students see a particularly bright version of Boston University. As you all make your […]

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MARTIN: eSports can compete with traditional sports

MARTIN: eSports can compete with traditional sports

It’s about time that sports evolve. I’m talking about the ever-growing world of eSports. Competitive video gaming has been around for a long time, but with popularity rising with the advancement of technology, eSports might find themselves mainstream pretty soon. Thank goodness, I say. Of course, there will always be people who don’t have the plasticity to admit gaming is […]

By Ellis Martin· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
BURSTEIN: Air France demands respect for other cultures with headscarf request

BURSTEIN: Air France demands respect for other cultures with headscarf request

This past week, Air France faced backlash from its female crewmembers after requesting that they wear more modest clothing during flights to Iran and put on a “loose-fitting jacket and headscarf” before getting off the plane at the Tehran airport, The Guardian reported. The airline has not offered flights to Iran in eight years, but it decided in January to […]

By Sarah Burstein· · 1 comment · Columns, Opinion
EDITORIAL: Swipebuster allows users to invade Tinderers’ already limited privacy

EDITORIAL: Swipebuster allows users to invade Tinderers’ already limited privacy

One new website wants to show the world that if people play with Tinder, they’re going to get burned. For only $4.99, Swipebuster helps customers find out if a specific person has an active Tinder account and shows their last known location, according to The Guardian. Users enter a first name, age and relative location to search for other Tinder […]

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RENNER: Taylor Swift flexes celebrity muscle in Apple Music ad

RENNER: Taylor Swift flexes celebrity muscle in Apple Music ad

On the splendid holiday April Fools’ Day, Taylor Swift graced the Internet with a comically tragic video of her falling off of a treadmill. Unfortunately, this was not a joke. As part of her relatively recent partnership with Apple Music, Swift released the clip, which shows the perfectly beautified Swift putting on her Apple subsidiary Beats Electronics Powerbeats2 Wireless earphones, […]

By Elise Renner· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
YANK-JACOBS: President Barack Obama leaves mixed nuclear arms legacy

YANK-JACOBS: President Barack Obama leaves mixed nuclear arms legacy

In 2009, months after his inauguration, President Barack Obama gave a memorable — albeit quixotic — speech in Prague. He promised “concrete steps towards a world without nuclear weapons.” In accordance with the importance he placed on this goal, he hosted the first-ever biennial Nuclear Security Summit the following year in Washington D.C. Last week, he attended his fourth and […]

By Kobe Yank-Jacobs· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
EDITORIAL: Cleveland Indians’ logo phase-out opportunity for reinvention

EDITORIAL: Cleveland Indians’ logo phase-out opportunity for reinvention

The Cleveland Indians are downplaying the Chief Wahoo logo after a resurgence in protests over the past few years, owner Paul Dolan told Cleveland.com. The logo will now only be used on the sleeves of players’ jerseys, and it will be removed from all baseball caps affiliated with the team. The team is replacing the Chief Wahoo logo with a block […]

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